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Welcome to Will County, Illinois Website

Denise Winfrey Will County ExecutiveDear Neighbors:

Welcome to the Will County government’s main website.  Our county has been one of the fastest-growing counties in the state and the nation over the last decade and continues to be a vibrant and diverse community.  All are welcome here and we hope you choose to live, work, and raise your family in our community.

As your County Executive, I am a strong believer in transparency and collaboration to make progress for all our residents.  This website is one way we are sharing information about how your county government is working for you. 

We welcome your comments and suggestions on how we can better serve you and our community. Best wishes to you and your family!

Denise E. Winfrey

Will County Executive

 

What's Happening in Will County

Will County celebrates 24th garden in the  We WILL Grow School and Community Garden Program
Tammy Reiher

Will County celebrates 24th garden in the We WILL Grow School and Community Garden Program

JOLIET – Another garden in the We WILL Grow School and Community Garden Program was dedicated on Saturday, July 27, at All Nations Church of God in Christ, 503 S. Water St. The garden is one of 24 community gardens in the Will County program.

 “We are proud to partner with community organizations to start these gardens which provide fresh fruits and vegetables for our residents,” said Will County Executive Larry Walsh. “This children’s garden fulfills the vision of Deacon Bates to bring the incredible project to life.”

Deacon Carleton Bates and his wife, Tempie, wanted to build a children’s learning and sensory garden on the church site. The church has been a participant in the We WILL Grow program for three years and has provided fresh produce for local residents. The children’s garden is named Eden’s Garden and was built to honor Bishop Robert S. Sanders who passed away on July 1.

The professionally designed garden will serve as an outdoor classroom space for the congregation and the neighborhood. Residents are also able to obtain fresh fruits and vegetables grown at the church through the food pantry.

Tempie Bates explained how excited the children are to help with the garden and eat what is raised. At this year’s Bible camp, 72 children ate chard that was grown on the church grounds.

Will County has helped to fund community gardens in 11 locations to grow fresh food for residents and three learning gardens for school children and memory care patients. The county has also funded 10 backyard gardens in the Senior WILL Grow program.  

The We WILL Grow program has been successful bringing healthy, fresh produce to neighborhoods across Will County that do not have convenient access to traditional grocery stores.

To learn more about these programs, contact Kathy Pecora at (815) 774-7906 or via email at kpecora@willcountylanduse.com.

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CARES Act applications are now being accepted
Local Government Assistance

Will County is accepting applications for reimbursement through September 8.

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Small Business Assistance 

The application will be posted and accepted starting Monday, August 24. All applications must be received by Monday, September 28.

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Tribute to Will County Executive Larry Walsh
Senator Dick Durbin (D, IL) pays tribute to the life and service of Larry Walsh Sr.

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Workforce Center to host drive-through job fair  in Frankfort Township

Workforce Center to host drive-through job fair in Frankfort Township

The Workforce Center of Will County will host a drive-through job fair from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Frankfort Township office building, 11000 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort.  

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Public Health & Safety Committee - 10:00 a.m.

Meetings will be held in the County Board Committee Room in the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, Illinois, unless stated otherwise. Meeting agendas and cancellations are available on the website www.willcountyboard.com. To contact us, email: countyboard@willcountyillinois.com or phone: 815.740.4602.

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Executive Committee - 10 a.m.

Meetings will be held in the County Board Committee Room in the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, Illinois, unless stated otherwise. Meeting agendas and cancellations are available on the website www.willcountyboard.com. To contact us, e-mail: countyboard@willcountyillinois.com or phone 815.740.4602.

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